Following the 40th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's death (which was yesterday), a fan of the author is speaking out again about the lack of recognition the beat gets in his one-time home borough of Queens.

Earlier this year Patrick Fenton led a tour of Kerouac's old haunts in Queens, and now says that borough's president, Helen Marshall, is losing out on luring tourists with a literary trail. The Daily News reports that Fenton wants historical markers at seven spots in Ozone Park and South Richmond Hill, but reportedly received a "very cold" response from Marshall about his proposal.

The paper reports that "Instead of addressing her reply to Fenton, Marshall carbon-copied him on a Sept. 29 letter to the Queens Historical Society, writing that her 'office does not have the ability' to start such a trail." Fenton described it as a vague, "very cold, bureaucratic response" that left him confused. Marshall's office explained to the paper, "It may be a good idea and is certainly not something we are opposed to doing, but the funding is not there with the dramatic funding cuts."

As it stands, there isn't even a marker on his old home at 94-21 134th Street in Richmond Hill (pictured), the one placed upon it in 1996 by the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center was torn off by vandals last year and never replaced.